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- Business tax stories: An In Depth Look at the Ten Leading Corporate and Partnership Tax Cases and Code SectionsBy Steven A. Bank; Kirk J. Stark. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 1st ed.
"This book does not deal solely with judicial opinions. In the field of business taxation, many of the most significant developments are not cases, and certainly not Supreme Court cases, but rather legislative and administrative changes and transactional innovations. Business Tax Stories includes chapters on several landmark cases; however, it also surveys many of the critical developments in the history of U.S. corporate and partnership taxation. Taken as a whole, this title is organized to serve as a history of business taxation over the last century." - from the publisher
- By Douglas Kahn. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 6th edition.
"This book is a useful companion to law students taking a course in this area. It can also serve as a course book that will provide an introduction to the subject as a prelude to applying the principles to a set of problems. This complex topic has been made comprehensible to readers who are not yet conversant with the area and is a valuable supplement to a casebook or set of problems. The book discusses the crucial issues of corporate taxation and provides numerous examples illustrating how the various provisions operate." - from the publisher
- By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2008. 1st ed.
This title helps with the tax planning process to get a lower tax rate, identify and use credits, and make the most of deductions.
- By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2018. 14th ed.
This guide helps real estate owners to maximize tax deductions on their own without the help of accounting firms.
- By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 5th ed.
"Nonprofits enjoy privileges not available to other organizations. But these privileges come at a price: Nonprofits must comply with special IRS rules and regulations. This book covers what your organization must do to maintain its tax-exempt status." - from the publisher
- By Marvin Chirelstein. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 13th Ed.
"This highly-acclaimed text explains the conceptual basis of federal income taxation. It is designed to help students quickly pull together the entire subject for end-of-semester review and provide perspective about where a topic fits within the federal income tax scheme." - from the publisher
- By Karen C. Burke. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 7th ed.
"This edition has been completely revised to reflect developments in the Code, regulations, and case law through October 2013. The text focuses on the corporation as a taxable entity and tracks the corporate life cycle from incorporation through complete liquidation. It includes discussion on nonliquidating distributions, redemptions, and stock dividends. It also addresses advanced problems in corporate taxation, such as taxable acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and corporate divisions, and carryover of corporate tax attributes." - from the publisher
- By John K. McNulty and Daniel J. Lathrope. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 8th edition.
"How and when is income taxable? To whom is it taxable? This Nutshell summarizes U.S. federal income tax law, defines income, and identifies the different types of deductions. It explains statutory inclusion and exclusion from gross income, profit-related deductions, mixed deductions, personal deductions, and other allowances. It also inquires into the policy and purposes of, and alternatives to, existing legal rules." - from the publisher
- By Karen C. Burke. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 4th edition.
This text provides an overview of the federal income taxation of partners and partnerships. It contains an authoritative summary on the organization, tax accounting, allocations, distributions, and liabilities of a partnership. Topics also covered include contributed property, partner-partnership transactions, transferring interests, and what happens when a partner retires.
- By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2018. 15th ed.
"For any home business, claiming all the tax deductions you are entitled to is essential to your business’s financial success. Don’t miss out on the many valuable deductions you can claim. The 15th edition is completely updated to cover the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Here, you’ll find out how to deduct:
home office expenses
vehicles and travel expenses
entertainment and meals
medical expenses under Obamacare, and
You’ll also learn how to keep accurate, thorough records in case the IRS ever comes calling. Easy to read and full of real-life examples, this book can help you take advantage of all the valuable deductions you are entitled to. - from the publisher
- By Ralph Folsom. Published by West Academic. 2014. 5th edition.
"This Nutshell provides a quick reference for students and practitioners on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Mercado Comun del Sur (MERCOSUR), and numerous other free trade agreements in the Americas. No lawyer or business operating in the Americas can escape their significance. They represent the future, a blending of national legal and business cultures and traditions. This book addresses the interests not only of North, South and Central Americans, but also persons located outside the region who worry about the externalities of free trade in the Americas. NAFTA treaties are appended." - from the publisher
- By Twila Slesnick and John Suttle. Published by Nolo Press. 2008. 1st ed.
This title offers advice and strategies for finding the most potential tax deductions through actions like, making a charitable donation, paying off a grandchild's education, and more.
- By Williams Lyons. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 5th Ed.
"This edition of Lyons and Repetti’s Partnership Income Taxation attempts the simplest possible introduction to an intricate body of law. Any 'simplified' description of the rules of partnership taxation would be so misleading as to be useless. Therefore, the authors have tried to make the subject accessible, not by paraphrasing the rules, but by including examples that are as straightforward as possible. The authors focus on simple partnerships holding few assets and engaging in routine transactions. They place the rules in context by pointing out the purposes of the Internal Revenue Code provisions and regulations and by presenting background information about practical matters, such as how partnerships maintain capital accounts and how nonrecourse financing works." - from the publisher
- By Douglas Kahn; Jeffrey Kahn; Terrence Perris. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 1st edition.
"This book begins by examining the tax treatment of a withdrawal of property from an existing corporation, rather than tracing the chronological life of a newly incorporated entity. The intent is to emphasize such topics as dividends, earnings and profits, and stock redemptions, which are the fundamental building blocks on which the more complex provisions of corporate taxation rest. The authors explain the technical operation of various Internal Revenue Code provisions and provide numerous examples illustrating how the provisions are applied and they must be read in concert with each other." - from the publisher
- By Daniel Q. Posin; Donald B. Tobin. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 7th ed.
"In clear language, Posin and Tobin’s Principles of Federal Income Taxation explores exotic Wall Street techniques employed to avoid capital gains. It includes analysis of cases and concepts of the leading casebooks, explanations with amplified diagrams and flow charts, and extensive treatment of the time value of money issues. This book explains equity swaps, shorting against the box, swap funds, and DECS." - from the publisher
- By Fredrick Daily. Published by Nolo Press. 2017.
Stand Up to the IRS provides readers with practical strategies for dealing with the IRS and its agents. This guide will help readers prepare for audits, defend deductions, and work out long term payment plans.
- By David Gelfand. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 3rd Edition.
"This guide is a fully updated summary of state and federal laws that pertain to public finance and taxation. It is a valuable supplement to law school courses on local government law and state and municipal finance, as well as course offerings on these topics in schools of business and public policy. The book places the technical legal rules it considers in the context of the broader public policy issues that those rules raise. It focuses on several past fiscal crises as a catalyst for, as well as a source of, doctrinal changes in these areas of the law." - from the publisher
- By Frederick Daily. Published by Nolo Press. 2012. 3rd ed.
"With special material pulled directly from IRS training manuals, this essential guide exposes the tricks of the auditor's trade. It provides you with a profile of People Most Likely To Be Audited (small business owners and contractors, step carefully!) and discusses whether or not the IRS can examine your "lifestyle" during an audit, rather than stick to the tax return. It also suggests three steps to take when an unreasonable auditor goes too far." - from the publisher
- By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2018. 14th ed.
As a licensed professional, learn how to pay less to the IRS at tax time by taking advantage of valuable tax deductions you are entitled to take such as start-up expenses, continuing education costs, and more.
- By Camilla E. Watson. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 4th ed.
"Here is a reliable source on tax procedure and tax fraud that helps bridge the gap between understanding "substantive" code provisions and preparing to represent a taxpayer in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dispute. Coverage includes IRS and treasury rule making; ethics issues of tax practice; confidentiality and disclosure; audits and administrative appeals; statute of limitations; litigation considerations; penalties and collection process; liability; investigation; and tax crimes." - from the publisher
- By Douglas A. Kahn; Jeffrey H. Kahn; Terrence G. Perris. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 1st ed.
"This book covers the following topics: the qualification requirements for a subchapter S election, the allocation of tax items among the shareholders, the effect of those allocations on a shareholder’s basis in stock and debt, the limitations on the deduction of pass-through items, the treatment of corporate distributions, the voluntary and involuntary termination of subchapter S status, the treatment of the year in which a subchapter S election is terminated, the limited availability of certain subchapter S provisions after a subchapter S election is terminated, and the taxation of an S corporation’s passive investment income and built-in gains." - from the publisher
- By Joshua David Rosenberg; Dominic L. Daher. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 1st ed.
"This treatise provides expert guidance to law students and practitioners alike on this increasingly complex area of the law. It provides up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of pertinent provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, relevant administrative guidance, and appropriate case law. Above all, it offers a unique blend of the theoretical and practical aspects of federal income taxation. The authors bring to life one of the most challenging areas of the law with their expert analysis. This treatise is a necessity for anyone hoping to gain a better understanding of federal income taxation." - from the publisher
- By Sephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 3rd edition.
"Understanding tax deductions can be the difference between having a successful year--or not--for real estate agents and brokers. By taking advantage of the many tax deductions available to them, real estate professionals can end each year with more money in their pockets and less owed to the IRS. Too often, these valuable deductions are overlooked, even though it's easy to take advantage of them once you understand the rules. This book explains all you need to know in plain English with lots of examples and practical information." - from the publisher
- By Ellen S. Podgor; Jerold H. Israel. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th ed.
"This text provides a broad overview of white collar crime, including procedural and evidentiary issues. It covers specific offenses such as mail and bank fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, bribery, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and computer crimes. It covers procedural topics such as those related to grand jury and administrative agency investigations, self-incrimination, and parallel proceedings. Also discussed are punishment and sanctions for white collar crimes." - from the publisher
- Working for yourself: law & taxes for independent contractors, freelancers & gig workers of all typesBy Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2018. 11th ed.
This title provides all of the legal and tax information you need to work for yourself as an independent contractor, freelancer, or consultant.